The UK government is being whacked for not doing enough to give aid to Syrian refugees by admitting them to the UK, but what continues to me as a most amazing thing is that the US has only let in 42 Syrians so far through the Refugee Admissions program and no one is whacking Obama! [Syrians may be getting in through other means---ed].
Every day I check my alerts for the Obama announcement—nothing so far.
And, every month I check the numbers for our refugee admissions, here, and in the first 8 months of this fiscal year we have admitted 42 Syrians. The UN wanted us to take 30,000 this year and the contractors were pushing for nearly that many.
Somehow, somewhere, someone in Washington is holding back the flood of Syrians to your towns and cities and I would love to know how and why that is!
LOL! Maybe Obama is holding that card for his White House crisis for next week!
Here is the UK story at The Independent:
Luke Cooper, international anti-capitalist and author of “Beyond Capitalism” says the US is doing more for Syrian refugees than the UK?
Only 24 refugees from Syria have been allowed to enter Britain, almost six months after the Government promised that “several hundred” would be given sanctuary.
Refugee groups accused the Home Office of dragging its feet despite a growing humanitarian crisis in countries bordering Syria. Labour blamed the delay on the Government’s decision not to accept a quota of refugees under a United Nations programme and to run a “go it alone” scheme.
The UN High Commissioner on Refugees is on track to place 30,000 Syrians in rich nations. But it has warned that 100,000 people a month are now fleeing the country and is launching another appeal for countries to take in a total of another 100,000 Syrians in 2015 and 2016.
The Government intends to admit 500 refugees – but now says that it will be over a three-year period. No timescale was given by Theresa May, the Home Secretary, in January, when she announced a U-turn after a campaign by The Independent.
I don’t know what Luke Cooper (Syria Solidarity Movement) is talking about here when he references US generosity? We do give large monetary donations, but we aren’t bringing Syrian refugees in large numbers yet! Germany, as readers here know, has opened their country to thousands of Syrians (they are aiming for 20,000 this year).
The Home Office response to this catastrophe is quite disgraceful, especially seen in the context of the generous programmes of the United States, Germany, and others.”
Makes me wonder if Cooper and the other “humanitarian” types are being lied to by Obama or could we be bringing in Syrians under a different ethnic quota??? and that is why the US resettlement contractors have shut up lately.
I think the politicians in the UK see the writing on the wall for their political careers if they dump too many Muslims into British towns and cities at this point in time.
About the photo: I just wasted a half an hour searching for a photo of Luke Cooper. I believe this is him (and it makes sense that the man in the photo authored ‘Beyond Capitalism? The future of radical politics.‘) The UK Syria Solidarity Movement is affiliated with the UK’s New Left and international anti-capitalists.
Whether on the US border or in Europe, the Hard Left is using migrants to bring on the revolution.